Young stars will be given chance to thrive at QPR under Chris Ramsey, former Tottenham colleague tells talkSPORT

first_imgQueen Park Rangers’ talented young players will be given the chance to thrive under newly appointed full-time manager Chris Ramsey, according to his former Tottenham colleague Clive Allen.Ramsey took over the Super Hoops helm following Harry Redknapp’s departure as boss in February.The 53-year-old coach was initially installed for the rest of the season, but on Tuesday was confirmed as QPR’s new permanent boss, despite the club’s relegation from the Premier League.Ramsey has managed to steer Rangers to just three victories during his short spell in charge, but Allen believes the new appointment will bring around a change of direction for the club.A number of promising young Spurs stars who have successfully made the step up to first team regulars, including goalscoring hero Harry Kane and midfielders Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb, were brought through under Ramsey, now-Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood and QPR director of football Les Ferdinand during their time in charge of Tottenham’s development squad.And fellow former Spurs coach Allen is sure Ramsey will bring those strengths to his tenure at Loftus Road.“Obviously Chris’ background has been with the development of young players at Spurs for a number of years,” he told Hawksbee and Jacobs.“His coaching ability was instrumental in a lot of the current members of Tottenham’s first team, he had a part to play in their development.“I think Queens Park Rangers have looked at that and have seen that is the way forward.“Let’s not forget that QPR has been a club which has developed its own young players over the years, and the supporters love nothing more than home grown talent being given an opportunity.“I think they’ll do that in the coming years under Chris Ramsey. It’s a change of direction for the club, given the more experienced managers they’ve appointed in the past. Chris has got it all to prove and I think he’ll relish the opportunity.“As long as the expectations aren’t too grand, I think this a chance for the club to rebuild now. But that takes time; fans will need to be patient.”last_img read more